Capacity Building Grants

If you want to know about funding opportunities for Capacity Building Grants, please send an email to

For who?
– NGOs
– media organizations
– human rights defenders

What kind of projects? 
– Strengthening the emergency response capacity
– Improving infrastructure, software and hardware to mitigate digital emergencies
– Personal protection for anyone facing digital threats or are targeted due to their online presence
– Other strategic investments in the digital emergency response sector

Scope of the Grant
The Capacity Building Grants:

  • Range between 20,000 – 250,000 Euro
  • Run till maximum the end of 2019
  • Executing an independent financial audit is mandatory as part of the project
  • Process time of full proposal max. of 4 months

Strategic grant process
The grant making process for strategic grants consist of the following steps;

  1. Potential grantees can submit their proposal to the DDP secretariat through email to stating:
    – Goals
    – Objectives and outputs
    – Needs assessments
    – Context and risk analysis
    – Budget
    – M&E
    – Project work plan
    – Confidentiality classification with explanation
    – Sustainability
    – Name organization
    – When was the organization established
    – Organization structure
    – Objectives/vision/mission
    – Core areas of expertise
    – Experience/track record
    – Time/period
  2. An initial assessment is made on the DDPs eligibility criteria
  3. The DDP’s donors  will review and approve or reject the proposal
  4. The DDP secretariat will inform the potential grantee of the outcome

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